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For the Record: What’s in your Sundance survival guide?

January 17, 2019 — Each week, The Park Record asks For the Record, encouraging residents and visitors to weigh in on a topic of interest. In the coming weeks, the annual influx of visitors this time of year for the Sundance Film Festival will be made a little more

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Park City Film needs volunteers to sell concessions during the Sundance Film Festival

January 11, 2019 — Rewards for volunteering include a Sundance Film Festival waitlist voucher or two tickets to Park City Film screenings.

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Slamdance to honor Oscar winner Steven Soderbergh with 2019 Founders Award

December 11, 2018 — LOS ANGELES — The Slamdance Film Festival today announced that Academy Award winning director Steven Soderbergh (Traffic, Magic Mike) will be presented with their 2019 Founders Award, given to a Slamdance alumnus who has continued to represent the Slamdance organization and support the filmmaker community

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2019 Sundance new frontier lineup announced

December 6, 2018 —     Top, L-R(antiquated) Augmented RealityGhost Fleet VR, photo by Lucas Gath Esperpento, photo courtesy of Sundance Institute. Bottom, L-R: Belle of the Ball, photo courtesy of Sundance Institute; 4 Feet: Blind Date, photo by Ana Volenweider; A Jester's Tale, photo courtesy of Sundance Institute. Park City

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Sundance announces 2019 indies, shorts and special events

December 6, 2018 — Park City — Works selected across the Indie Episodic, Shorts and Special Events sections of the 2019 Sundance Film Festival were announced today, underlining Sundance Institute’s commitment to showcasing bold independent storytelling regardless of form, format or length. Kim Yutani, the Festival's Director of Programming,

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Slamdance announces 2019 feature film competition lineup

December 3, 2018 — ‘Happy Face’, directed by Alexandre Franchi. Photo courtesy of Stéphane Gérin-Lajoie LOS ANGELES, Calif. – The Slamdance Film Festival today announced the Narrative and Documentary Feature Film Competition programs, as well as the lineup for its new Breakouts section, for their 25th edition, taking place

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Sundance Film Festival releases 2019 program

November 28, 2018 — The nonprofit Sundance Institute announced today the showcase of new independent feature films selected across all categories for the 2019 Sundance Film Festival. The Festival hosts screenings in Park City, Salt Lake City and at Sundance Mountain Resort, from January 24 - February 3, 2019.

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Sundance Film Festival announces initiatives addressing gender ratio, media diversity

November 20, 2018 — The Sundance Institute announced Monday that the 2019 edition of the Sundance Film Festival had the highest number of submissions it's ever seen, with a showcase of art culled from a field of more than 14,200 hopefuls. A number of changes aimed at increasing diversity

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CONNECT to screen ‘Kissed by God,’ story of surf champion’s struggles

July 23, 2018 — The surfing world was shocked in 2010 when three-time World Surf League champion Andy Irons was found dead in a hotel in Grapevine, Texas. A coroner initially reported Irons died of cardiac arrest. The official autopsy said Irons succumbed to an overdose of mixed drugs.

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Nonprofits teamup to seek Young filmmakers for Breaking Boundaries

February 27, 2018 — The Park City Summit Arts Council in partnership with U.S. Ski & Snowboard and the Park City Film Series has their eyes on young filmmakers. The three nonprofits have created Breaking Boundaries, the 2019 Snowboard, Freestyle and Freeski World Champs Youth Film Contest that will

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Park City Film Series gets ‘Psycho Vertical’

February 20, 2018 — Park City is a town that thrives on adventure, especially when it comes to outdoor adventure. Keeping that in mind, the Park City Film Series will present a special screening of Jen Randall's "Psycho Vertical," Jen Randall's Banff Mountain Film Festival-winning documentary about British mountaineer

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Sundance Festival Favorite goes to ‘Science Fair’

February 3, 2018 — Sundance Institute announced "Science Fair" as the winner of the first-ever Festival Favorite Award, selected by audience votes from the 123 feature films screened at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival, which took place in Park City, Salt Lake City and Sundance from Jan. 18-28. The

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Utah attorney general details Code of Conduct reports at Sundance

February 1, 2018 — The office of Attorney General Sean Reyes said it received 32 calls to a hotline set up during the Sundance Film Festival meant to gather information about sexual harassment or other sorts of cases. Most of the calls, though, to the code of conduct line

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Film Series will continue where the festivals end

February 1, 2018 — Right on the heels of the Sundance and Slamdance film festivals and just a few weeks before the 90th Academy Awards, the Park City Film Series returns to the Park City Library's Jim Santy Auditorium starting Friday, Feb. 2. Film Series Executive Director Katharine Wang

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Sundance film ‘Bisbee ‘17’ captures a century of raw emotions

January 30, 2018 — "We died in your hills, we died in your deserts, We died in your valleys and died on your plains. We died 'neath your trees and we died in your bushes, Both sides of the river, we died just the same." ~ Woody Guthrie Documentary

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Sundance short ‘Hedgehog’s Home’ spins a timeless fable

January 30, 2018 — Among the torrent of feature-length premieres and competition entries at the Sundance Film Festival each year, the shorts often get lost in the melee. And that is unfortunate — there are some gems hidden there. One of the standouts from this year's animation category is

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Sundance Film Festival anounces 2018 awards

January 29, 2018 — After 10 days and 123 feature films, the 2018 Sundance Film Festival's Awards Ceremony took place Saturday, Jan. 27, with host Jason Mantzoukas emceeing and jurors presenting 28 prizes for feature filmmaking in Park City. Honorees, named in total below, represent new achievements in global

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Local musicians can access annual acoustic hootenanny

January 27, 2018 — When Film Festival Week winds down, so does the Access Film Music Showcase. While not officially sponsored by the Sundance or Slamdance film festivals, the showcase, which is held at The Spur Bar and Grill, is intended to expose musicians and their music to film,

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‘This American Life’ host Ira Glass can tell tales on any medium

January 26, 2018 — When you hear the name Ira Glass, you probably immediately think of his popular public radio show, "This American Life." But, you might not think of the well-known radio host and producer as a movie producer. But a movie producer he is, and he premiered

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BMI’s roundtable finds the harmony in music and film

January 25, 2018 — Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI) presented its 20th annualcComposer/director roundtable at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival. The roundtable, "Music & Film: The Creative Process," took place on Sunday, January 21, at The Shop, 1167 Woodside Ave., and was moderated by Doreen Ringer-Ross, BMI's vice president of

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